Macau Government Tourist Office (MGTO) keeps providing a diverse range of specific and professional training opportunities for local travel trade to enhance their service quality and work efficiency
GENEVA - The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced global passenger traffic results for September showing demand growth of 5.3% (measured in revenue passenger kilometers or RPKs)
NEW YORK One World Trade Centre, America’s tallest building, on Monday welcomed its first tenants, publishing group Conde Nast, in a symbolic moment 13 years after the 9/11 attacks that brought down
KUWAIT Kuwait on Monday awarded a contract worth 1.4-billion dinar (USD4.8 billion) to a local company for the expansion of the country’s only international airport, an official statement said.
CHIANG RAI A single earthquake of magnitude 6.2 and 1,000 after shocks that followed rocked the real estate landscape in this far north tourist destination.
VIENTIANE Lanith Vientiane (Lao National Institute of Tourism and Hospitality) held a ground breaking ceremony, 30 October, for its EUR 750,000 “Centre of Excellence” education and skills training
HANOI Experts say Vietnamese museum staff need more practical training to understand their responsibilities to preserve heritage.
LONDON - The STA Travel Group has signed a global marketing agreement with the Philippines Department of Tourism. The new partnership will see the STA Travel Group promoting travel to the Philippines
BANGKOK - The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) successfully launched the Tourism Development on New Formats - Emei Global Summit in Leshan, Sichuan on Saturday, September 27, 2014. The summit
BANGKOK - On September 28, 2014, the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) organized the Forum on Patterns & Trends of China Self-driving Tourism in Leshan, Sichuan. Guided by the Sichuan Provincial
BANGKOK, Thailand - Thailand-based ONYX Hospitality Group has announced a new Maldives project under its core brand, Amari. Located 400km from the capital Male in the Southern Gaafu Dhaalu atoll,
LONDON, United Kingdom - Busy Rooms announced an exclusive agreement between vacation rental website Tripvillas. Busy Rooms will be connecting Tripvillas 60,000 vacation rental properties to selected
BANGKOK - The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) is recommending 12 hidden gems that tourists must not miss when they are in the kingdom, as part of its new ‘Discover Thainess’ campaign, which aims
HONG KONG - Mauritian luxury resort Shanti Maurice has re-launched its spa to offer a brand new concept: ‘A Journey Around the World Through Wellbeing’. The re-launch includes new product ranges,
VIENTIANE - Lanith Vientiane (Lao National Institute of Tourism and Hospitality) held a groundbreaking ceremony on 30 October 2014, for its EUR 750,000 “Centre of Excellence” education and skills
BANGKOK - The recently opened bike track that loops around Thailand’s main gateway, Suvarnabhumi Airport, has been listed as one of the five best airport bike paths in the world by CNN Travel.
MACAU - The Chairman of Tourism Malaysia Tan Sri Dato’ Sri Dr. Ng Yen Yen, attended the third round of Global Tourism Economic Forum (GTEF) at the Venetian Hotel, Macau, recently as a panelist in an
Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) Australasia has announced two new categories for its 2014 Cruise Industry Awards to reflect the changing cruise agent landscape in Australia and New
BANGKOK - Best Western International is expanding its iconic brand further across Asia, with the launch of its first ever hotel in the stunning Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan.
French hotel chain Accor has announced a new five-year digital strategy while also acquiring app start-up firm Wipolo.
Mandarin Oriental has penned an agreement to manage 146 luxury riverside residences in Bangkok.
WASHINGTON The deadly crash of Virgin Galactic’s spacecraft has dealt a devastating setback to the cause of space tourism, delaying the first commercial flights to the stars by years, experts said
TEHRAN At the foot of Persepolis, busloads of foreign tourists gaze in awe at the ancient mud-brick ceremonial capital that Iran hopes will be part of a rebirth of its tourism industry.
SINGAPORE Khiri Travel won the “Best Asia Pacific Responsible Tourism Website” and “Best Asia Pacific Tours & Activities Website” at the 7th TravelMole APAC Web Awards, on the closing day of ITB Asia.
BANGKOK Hong Kong Disneyland showcases its latest development ‘Disney Paint the Night’ parade and ‘Disney Sparkling Christmas’ to attract visitors particularly from Southeast Asia.